Upcoming Advocacy, Risk and Cross-Examination Masterclass – Leicester, 15 October 2024

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MHLA member (one-day course)show details + £150.00 (GBP)  
Non-member (one-day course)show details + £195.00 (GBP)  

  •  15 October 2024
     9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Important Information:

Registration from 9:30am; course runs 10am to 4:30pm. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Booking closes at 9am on 3 September 2024 (or earlier, if all places are taken), as the venue requires the final numbers in advance. Reservations are confirmed when full payment is received. We anticipate high demand, so prompt booking and payment are advised to avoid disappointment.


MHLA Members = £150.00
Non-members = £195.00

Please email admin@mhla.co.uk if you are unsure of your membership status. Click here to view membership eligibility, fees, and to download an application form.


It is acknowledged that the key point of any case before the tribunal is often ‘risk’. This one-day course is designed to enhance advocacy and case preparation skills. The focus is on preparing for advocacy, with advice on ‎cross-examination of the medical witnesses and taking evidence-in-chief from the client, along with formulation and delivery of effective submissions.

The course will also cover:

– understanding mental disorder, nature and degree
– psychiatric medications
– consent to treatment provisions
– understanding, testing, challenging and addressing evidence of ‘risks’
– instructing independent psychiatrists appropriately and using their evidence at tribunal effectively

This course will be delivered by Tam Gill (MHLA President), Dr Laura Janes (MHLA Committee Member), and Dr Callum Ross (Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist). There will also be an interactive element based on case scenarios looking at risk, risk management and formulating cross-examination of the medical witness, with full opportunities to ask any questions of the panel of speakers throughout the day. It is suitable for both new and experienced representatives and is highly commended by previous delegates.

“Extremely helpful insights and anecdotes from the speakers.”

Professional Development:

This course provides 6 hours structured PD for TLS Mental Health Accreditation Scheme. Professional Development Hours = 6. Reference BYE/MHLA.


Venue Phone: 0116 251 5337

Venue Website:

Hotel Street, Leicester, , LE1 5AW